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[53e] in all the relations we are speaking of.

Must I say it a third time? Please tell your meaning more plainly, Socrates.

It is no riddle, Protarchus; the talk is merely jesting with us and means that one part of existences always exists for the sake of something, and the other part is that for the sake of which the former is always coming into being.

I can hardly understand after all your repetition.

Perhaps, my boy, you will understand better

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